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Have you ever wondered what you might need to wear if you were setting off back in time to be at the execution of Charles I? Or what might have been the best vantage point to watch the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and still survive? Or how you might get your point across at the trial of Greek philosopher Socrates and not cause offence or worse? This book will give you the answers and more.
In their hugely readable, entertaining follow-up to the bestseller How to Watch the Olympics, Goldblatt and Acton transport you back to the greatest spectacles in history, allowing you to look on as Montezuma welcomes the Conquistadors into his kingdom and join the Boston Tea Party.* To help you make the most of your trip (48 hours unless otherwise stated) the authors fill you in on background information, drill you in local customs and advise you what to eat for the authentic experience.
Forget museums, forget history books - the only way to do history is to live it. After all, the storming of the Bastille becomes a lot more vivid when you start to consider where you might get one of those cakes Marie Antoinette was recommending.
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